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Accident: 200780583 - Employee Killed In Fall Onto Operating Concrete Saw

Accident: 200780583 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 12/30/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12218005201/04/19991771North Texas Coring, Inc.
Employee #1 was cutting a concrete curb and slab into a building support column. To complete the cut, he raised the saw blade guard. When the cut was finished, he backed the saw away from the column. Employee #1 proceeded to use a pry bar to remove the concrete, which came off in slabs. This caused the pry bar to slip and he fell backward onto the still-running saw. Employee #1 sustained a severe laceration across his back and side. He was transported to the hospital, where he died three days later.
Keywords: concrete slab, guard, work rules, saw, back, laceration, fall, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122180052 Fatality Cut/Laceration Sawing machine operators

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